Removing your makeup thoroughly is a basic and essential beauty move we will never tire of nagging you about. But if you rub your skin raw, or still have telltale signs of your eyeliner the next morning, then you’re doing it all wrong. We help you master taking off your makeup to avoid clogged pores, wrinkles and dull skin. Follow these techniques for healthier skin.
If your makeup is water-based, your usual cleanser should be enough to take off your foundation and blush. All you girls with oily skin should use a foaming cleanser and if you’re acne-prone, make sure to use one with Salicylic Acid (you can’t go wrong with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash).
Step 1: Massage your cleanser on your face in circular motions and let it sit for 20 seconds.
Step 2: Wipe off with wet cotton pads or a soft cotton washcloth. Don’t forget about the areas around your ears, below your chin and along your hairline.
Step 3: Moisturize!
Oil-based, waterproof and long-lasting foundation should be removed with a makeup remover first before cleansing. Make sure your remover is suitable for your skin type and is alcohol and fragrance-free. We love Lakme Absolute Bi Phased Makeup Remover as it easily takes it all off without any rubbing and tugging, is gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling fresh. Next apply your cleanser and massage, leave it on for a minute to help dissolve your makeup before wiping it off. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
Don’t forget to moisturize your skin after in gentle circular motions along the cheeks, forehead and neck for soft, young skin.
Rubbing out stubborn mascara can make your eyelashes fall out and tugging your delicate skin to remove your eyeliner will cause fine lines, which is pretty horrific. Instead, take a cotton pad and add a few drops of your favourite moisturizer, baby oil or olive oil on it.
Step 1: Place it gently over your eye, making sure it covers your lashes and eyelid and keep it pressed for a few minutes to break up all of your makeup.
Step 2: Then, gently massage the same cotton pad over your lashes and top lid to get it all off.
Step 3: Use a q-tip to remove kajal from the inner corners of your eye and along your lower lashes to really get rid of all your mascara.
Step 4: Once all your eye makeup is completely off, wash your face as usual.
You don’t need to bother with pricey eye makeup removers; this is a super effective, affordable and gentle way of getting rid of all your eye makeup. You can also try milk or Vaseline with cotton for the same technique.
Those classic reds and sexy deep berries may make us feel like a million bucks but we got to admit that they’re quite a pain when it comes to taking them off. Most formulas leave behind a faded stain which forces us into rubbing our lips raw and causing some serious chapping. We give you the perfect fix. All you need is your trusty pot of Vaseline.
Step 1: Apply some on your pucker and leave it on for a few minutes (you can deal with your eye makeup while you wait).
Step 2: Then take a warm washcloth or tissue and gently wipe it off, your lipstick should come off with it.
Step 3: Use a lip balm afterward to keep your pout soft and moisturized. It’s as simple as that!
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